May 1st, 2012, 12:14 PM
I usually use a slow turning motion while pulling them out. I'd rather have a piece of tick in me than limes. The 36 hour rule is what I've read in several medical articles. Best thing is to shower after being in the woods, use a washcloth over every square inch of your body. If there's a tick embedded already it will get irritated enough to find with the wash cloth. I'm spraying my boots and pants with Sawyer for this spring.
May 1st, 2012, 12:39 PM
Counter clockwise twist , once they are out , I burn them for my own pleasures.
May 1st, 2012, 01:58 PM
I must stink because I don't get very many ticks on me. However, prior to Turkey hunting this year I sprayed all my clothes & boots with Sawyers. I have seen those tick removal tools, look neet, but figure I will not know where it is when I do get a tick on me.
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May 1st, 2012, 08:23 PM
Looks like back to using tweezers
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May 1st, 2012, 08:31 PM
this time of year I BATH in deep woods off before entering the woods wear beige pants white shirt. then full body inspection and change clothes immediately after getting home.
prevention is best
If one latches on tweezers asap
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May 1st, 2012, 08:43 PM
My wife got a tick removal tool from the vet and it works great.So far we have had to use it several times on my dogs and once to remove a tick from my son.It hooks to her key ring so finding it is not a problem.
May 1st, 2012, 08:45 PM
I always put a bit of bleach on a rag and wipe... always worked for me, the acetone in polish remover works too
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May 1st, 2012, 08:51 PM
I wouldn't be able to wait 3.6 hours with a tick "embedded" in me...I'm always checking and have been lucky so far, they're everywhere here in NC and they are gonna be bad this year due to light winter.
May 1st, 2012, 09:23 PM
Use tweezers!!!, here is a link to the American Lyme Disease Foundation.. I think they know what they are doing. Watch the video's although I will admit the tick are not embedded very deep at all and they dont all come out as easily as they show
May 1st, 2012, 10:11 PM
My physician said that the only safe way to remove a tick is to use tweezers and slowly pull the tick until it lets go. The main thing is to do this very slow. The other methods can cause the tick to leave its head in if it dies which it will. This is like using the old wifes tale of using a match blowing it out and touching it to the tick.
Look on the medical sites and you will see they recommend pulling it out slowly.
May 1st, 2012, 10:30 PM
Just ripping them off works well for me. I went to KY this past weekend and pull off 13 ticks in one day!
May 2nd, 2012, 07:52 AM
May 2nd, 2012, 08:36 AM
I was told a while back for dipping dogs to use lemon joy , kills ticks and fleas instantly. It doesn't keep them off just kills the ones on them. So I started using it myself in the shower after a day in the woods, none found so far when I use it . Working excellent so far. Has to be lemon joy , no dawn or any other brand
May 2nd, 2012, 12:58 PM
Some info someone sent me today
children, or your pets. Give it a try.
Please forward to anyone with children.... or hunters or dogs,
or anyone who even steps outside in summer!!
A School Nurse has written the info below -- good enough
to share -- And it really works!
"I had a pediatrician tell me what she believes is the best
way to remove a tick. This is great, because it works in
those places where it's some times difficult to get to with
tweezers: between toes, in the middle of a head full of
dark hair, etc."
"Apply a blob of liquid soap to a cotton ball. Cover the
tick with the soap-soaked cotton ball and swab it for a few
seconds (15-20), the tick will come out on its own and be
stuck to the cotton ball when you lift it away. This
technique has worked every time I've used it (and that
was frequently, and it's much less traumatic for the
patient and easier for me."
"Unless someone is allergic to soap, I can't see that this
would be damaging in any way. I even had my doctor's
wife call me for advice because she had one stuck to her
back and she couldn't reach it with tweezers. She used
this method and immediately called me back to say,
Please pass on. Everyone needs this helpful hint.
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May 2nd, 2012, 03:57 PM
that method absolutely did not work anytime I tried it
Originally Posted by Rhody Hunter
May 2nd, 2012, 04:12 PM
Don't forget that Lyme's Disease (while much worse) isn't the only thing you can get from a tick.
Last year I found one on my hip after a day on the Field course. Woke up the next morning and found another one that had gone undetected the night before. Two days later I hurt. Everything ached. My shoulders, knees, arms, legs. Even my hair hurt. Went to the Dr and got antibiotics to fight off Rocky Mountain Spotless Fever. It is the same as the SPotted Fever but doesn't have the spots (as if you couldn't figure that one out). I felt a LOT better within 24 hrs but it felt rough for a day or so.
**This post was in no way, shape, or form intended to be the Gospel. Your experience may have been and may continue to be different. That is OK. We can still get along.**
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May 2nd, 2012, 04:28 PM
Also I advise in using some sort of preventative repellant. I have been using permethrin spray for 2 years now and thankfully it has been working very well. I treat all my hunting and outdoor clothing with it one time a year (sometimes more if I wash an article of clothing more often than some of the others) because it says one application will last several washes. To my knowledge I have experienced ZERO side effects from using the diluted permethrin spray and following all precautions and directions it has worked awesome.
My recommendation to you all... Spend some money and try it. It works great for me.
May 2nd, 2012, 04:30 PM
Originally Posted by Nockhuntin88
BTW the person who asked what sawyers is.... That is the brand of permethrin spray i use. Got a good sized spray bottle of it from cabelas for like 20 something I think. Works awesome. There is enough in that single bottle to last me a few years more than likely.
May 2nd, 2012, 04:43 PM
Have a friend who does work for the military and he get some stuff called (tick out) put a couple drops on the tick and he comes out. He and his crew who clean up military ranges and bomb sites swear by it, have some just waiting on a tick to find a home on me, I also spray my cothing with sawyers. I had lyme disease once already about 4 years ago don't need to do it again...
May 2nd, 2012, 04:57 PM
Here's a tip.
If you find that a tick has embedded itself into you, there's a chance you might get Lymes disease.
Pull the tick, put it in a baggie.
DON'T take it to your doctor for testing. Take it to your vet.
Tell him Fido got it and you want it tested for Lyme.
50 bucks compared to half the national debt.
If it comes up positive THEN see the doctor..
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May 2nd, 2012, 04:59 PM
GENIUS.... Working the system to its fullest extent I see. Great Idea. I will use that...
Originally Posted by threetoe
May 2nd, 2012, 05:09 PM
Quarter turn counter clockwise with very gentle pull using tweezers. None of that other crap works.
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May 2nd, 2012, 05:09 PM
Not 100% but wearing this got last two years turkey hunting and scouting only found two ticks crawling down my pant leg I believe trying to get away
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May 2nd, 2012, 05:23 PM
deet and sawyer duranon permethrin (0n clothing) help keep them away. Light weight compression fit clothing also helps keep them off your skin. The old wives tails kill them instantly, but are hard to find.
May 2nd, 2012, 05:29 PM
If a tic happens to be so brave as to bite me, I just flex and it pops out, and then I bite it back!
Or if I'm lucky I can get the ol lady to use her last 4 teeth to pull it out.
Seriously...I just use tweezers. Never had an issue, and I'm not paranoid about any disease they carry. I'm pretty consistant in checking for tics so, its rare that one even bites me and if it does, I have it off of me in a matter of hours.